A walk leaflet produced by New Forest National Park Authority can be downloaded or read here.
Walked 19 June 2015. Just under six miles.
I hadn't thought of walking in this area, since Fawley is well known for its refinery and the power station, which was closed in 2013. Pergegrine falcons are now said to nest in the towers, though we saw none. We did hear a cuckoo calling - our first one this year for both of us. Late, very late.
A good cup of coffee and a shared chunk of cake set us up for the walk.
The closed power station
A very convenient bench for vital contemplation.
A tall ship chugging by.
A couple of horses and a foal grazing near the power station fence.
We walked from Calshot to Fawley, added a mini-meander around Fawley, and then returned to Calshot - between five and six miles in all, on a very warm sunny day. We paused for coffee at the Bluebird cafe before we began to walk, and had a baguette and salad at the Jolly Sailor pub.
Oyster catchers and swallows were in evidence, and the occasional blue butterfly. When we were almost back we spotted a lesser egret fishing nearby. As it flew off we could see its yellow feet.